Same story…..completely different take:
Ofcom could easily regulate BBC, says chief executive
Ofcom boss Ed Richards says it would be ‘comparatively easy’ to oversee corporation, but parliament has ultimate responsibility
Ofcom ‘should not govern’ BBC, says regulator
Here’s another story that you might keep an eye on to see the BBC reaction to…none so far:
MPs try to muzzle media regulator: Fears that ‘sinister’ plans to transfer powers from Ofcom to Government will put diversity and quality in jeopardy
Not what you might think from the headline…in fact it seems to free up the commercial broadcasters….but the Independent seems to think this will adversely effect the BBC:
The Order has potentially damaging consequences for future quality standards at public service broadcasters (PSBs) ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Under the plans, these channels would only be subject to reviews every 10 years, instead of in the current five-year-cycle.
It is feared that such infrequent assessments will make it impossible to properly judge the value of the BBC’s provision of key public service programme areas – such as news and current affairs and children’s programmes – because of the lack of information about the other PSBs. Peers believe this could affect the BBC’s new Royal Charter and licence fee settlement, which is due at the end of 2016.